Our Temple Priestesses

Patrice Erickson
High Guardian Priestess


Initiated: June 9, 2001
Ordained June 10th, 2005
Ordained: High Guardian Priestess October 29th, 2010

Aloha and Blessings. I am a Priestess and I describe my path as that of a Guardian. In this respect I help Kahuna Leilani and my other Priestess-Sisters facilitate the circle and the energy contained within and without. I also lead some of the rituals and facilitate the ritual drumming.

I’m a native Californian, born in San Francisco. I was raised in a small town just south of the city. My first introduction to Goddess was through the Catholic Church, in the form of Mary. The church I attended with my parents had a huge painting of Mary behind the altar that covered the wall from floor to ceiling. It was not until my early teens that I realized that they were actually celebrating the man not the Mother. I left the church in search of Her.

I was a Solitary for many years. I learned my craft in the quiet of my bedroom, running through the foothills, on the beach, and by the bay. I learned the tides of the oceans, seasons, cycles and rhythms of this wonderful place we live. I learned how the moon above is our shining star, and how She of 10,000 Names is in all of these things and in us. Thankfully she led me to Kahuna Leilani and Daughters of the Goddess in October of 1999. I started my Priestess training with Kahuna Leilani shortly after coming to the Temple and was initiated on June 9, 2001. In the past several years I have expanded my Priestessing to Animal card readings, and facilitating weddings and other Ceremonies outside of our temple.

Honoring our Elders and Ancestors is necessary, and a tradition that I hope we as a society reclaim. I give my thanks to my Teachers and Elders: Ruth Barrett and Falcon River of the Temple of Diana who are my teachers, mentors and dear friends, Luisah Teish - Yourban Chief, Vicki Nobel, wise womyn - teacher- astrologer - co-creator of Motherpeace Tarot and Starhawk of the Reclaiming tradition. I also want to honor Diane Stein, Riane Eisler, Karen Vogel, Edain McCoy, Merlin Stone, and Scott Cunningham. I have also learned on a cellular level how important music is, and I honor these womyn: Jennifer Berezan, a muse who has been sharing her gifts with us for years and has become my guitar teacher, Ubaka Hill - Priestess of the drum, Carolyn Brandy - Cuban Priestess of the drum.

I especially thank you, Kahuna Leilani, for establishing this Temple, and continuing the work over the years. I will continue to walk by your side on this spectacular Priestess path. And to you, my Sisters, may the blessings of the Goddess shine upon you. I hope to see you in circle.

Patrice

Kealoha (Anne) Jewett
Priestess


Initiated: November 16th, 2009

Aloha! I am Anne Kealoha Jewett, I am a new Priestess, Initiated on November 16 2009. I am actively growing and changing within the Temple. The Daughters of the Goddess Temple and Kahuna Leilani’s support and work have changed and improved my life.

I was born in Tampa, Florida but I had the wonderful opportunity to live in many different parts of the US and Germany.  Living in diverse communities and through the teaching by my parents, I learned at an early age to honor and respect different cultures. I have been thinking about being faith leader since I was a teenager. I almost went into training to become a methodist minster.

Then after a life shaking health episode, I found Womyn’s Spirituality and the Goddess, which I found to be my true path. I can be the womyn I really am and I did not need to hide parts of my life and my feelings anymore. Through the Goddess I can celebrate my whole being and all my gifts and talents. My creativity, my psychic abilities and ecstatic dance are all embraced here.

I started circling with Daughters of the Goddess at Summer Solstice 2001 and dove into the wonders and the gifts of this community. I want to create transforming rituals for womyn and empower womyn to create the life they want to lead. I use the skills from my BFA degree from California College of Arts and Craft to weave my passion for the arts in all Her sacred forms and use creativity and artistic expression in ways to celebrate the Goddess.

I give love and honor to all people, elders, ancestors, Goddess and energies that have touched my life and helped me become the womyn I am today. I honor my teachers Kahuna Leilani, High Guardian Priestess Patrice, Chief Luisah Teish, Oloya Tyehimba-Ford, Maggie McClain, Beverly Owen, Vickie and Richard Jewett my parents.

Initiated Priestesses

Danielle October 7, 2011
Tami March 11, 2011
Anne November 16th, 2009
Jesa January 6th, 2004
Brook June 25th, 2002
Sara Grace August, 2001
Patrice June 9th, 2001
Rita May 18th, 2001
Kaynek June 14th, 2000
Karla December 22nd, 1999
Veola December 22nd, 1999



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